Match Your Mattress to Your Lifestyle

Sleeping well affects virtually every aspect of your life, and a good night’s sleep starts with your mattress’ size, comfort level, construction material and underlying support. A sleep system that’s compatible with your lifestyle, body size and physical condition can improve the quality of both your sleep and overall well-being.

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Best Twin Mattress Accessories

Now that you’ve decided on the comfort level, construction type and manufacturer, complete the mission by choosing the right accessories to go along with your new twin mattress. Here are a few suggestions from Sit ’n Sleep’s Bedding and Accessories inventory that are sure to brighten both your bedroom and your spirits.

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How Twin Mattresses Differ in Size

Twin mattresses, which are sometimes also called single mattresses, are among the most popular mattresses sold today. Twin mattress dimensions come in three sizes: youth size, standard length and XL. Here are summaries of each, along with information as to where they’re commonly used and by whom.

Twin Mattress Dimensions

Youth Size Mattresses.

Youth mattress are typically 66” long x 33” wide x 5” deep. These are the smallest mattresses available, with the exception of baby crib mattresses. Kids quickly outgrow them and they ultimately need replacing. As a result, most parents prefer to purchase standard twins for still-growing young children. Youth mattresses can be difficult to find and may need to be special ordered.

Standard Twin Mattresses.

Standard twins, also known as single mattresses, are one of the most popular twin mattress dimensions on the market. At 38” wide x 75” long, they’re also the smallest of all conventional mattress sizes. Standard twins have plenty of room for a growing child or average-sized adult to stretch out and sleep in comfort. However, taller teens and adults may find them to be a bit too short for a comfortable night’s sleep. Their compact size and footprints take up less than 20 square feet of floor space. As a result, they’re great for smaller bedrooms.

Standard twin mattresses are also versatile. They’re suitable for day beds, trundle beds, hideaways and bunk beds because they don’t need box springs. You can also double the sleeping capacity of a small bedroom with two standard twin mattresses for bunk beds. Furthermore, small and lightweight standard twins can be easily turned or rotated every few months. In fact, manufacturers recommend this to extend their use.

Twin XL Mattresses.

Most mattress manufacturers also offer extra long twin XL mattresses. Twin XLs are the same width as standard twin mattresses, but are five inches longer. They have plenty of room for a child to grow without having to replace his or her mattresses. Twin XLs are another good choice for bedrooms too small to accommodate full size or larger mattresses.

Twin XL mattresses also have enough space for a taller than average adult to sleep comfortably. In fact, twin XLs are often found at boarding school and college dorms because of their versatility and compact size.

Twin XL mattresses are the same length as queen and king mattresses. When two twin XLs are placed side by side, they provide the same sleeping surface as a king size mattress. Two twin XL mattresses can also be used on a split adjustable bed frame. Both sleepers can have a mattress in their preferred comfort level. They can also add a foundation that can raise or lower each mattress’ head position.

How Do Twin Mattresses Differ in Comfort Level?

Now that the question, “how big is a twin mattress?” is answered, it’s time to consider comfort level. Having the right sleeping surface counts for just as much as having the right size mattress. Twin mattresses come in a wide variety of comfort levels suitable for all kinds of sleepers. Consider each of these options:

Very Firm

These mattresses have minimal padding on top to provide a rigid sleeping surface that keeps the spine aligned. Back sleepers often prefer very firm mattresses, but they are less comfortable for stomach and side sleepers.

Medium Firm

These mattresses offer more padding but still have a firm sleeping surface that supports the back. Stomach and back sleepers both gravitate toward medium firm mattresses, but side sleepers typically prefer something softer.


These mattresses are popular because they balance firm and soft in a way that appeals to all kinds of sleepers. If you need to furnish a guest room, choose a medium mattress that delivers comfort in any sleeping position.


These mattresses have extra padding that allows the sleeper to sink into the surface. As it result, it provides extra relief for pressure points in the hips, spine, shoulders, and neck. Soft mattresses are great for stomach and side sleepers. However, they could leave back sleepers with morning aches because they provide less spine support.

Very Soft

These mattresses come with thick padding that surrounds the sleeper and cradles each part of the body. Most stomach and back sleepers need more support, but side sleepers love how it conforms to their individual sleeping position.

The descriptions above are generalizations. Every mattress brand and model is different. The only way to know which one is right for you is to try them out in person. Make sure you test out twin mattresses in different comfort levels. Furthermore, be sure to experiment with different sleeping positions. If you’re still wondering “how big is a twin mattress?”, stretching out on one helps put the size into perspective.

Find Twin Mattress Dimensions at Sit ‘n Sleep

Whether you’re interested in a standard twin or twin XL mattress, you’ll find what you need at any Sit ‘n Sleep mattress superstore. We carry all major mattress brands, including SealyBeautyrestStearns & FosterTempur-Pedic, and Hybrid Infinity in a full range of comfort levels and construction types. What’s more, our prices can’t be beat. Stop by one of Sit ‘n Sleep’s 38 Southern California outlets. Our sleep consultants will help you select a twin mattress that meets your sleeping needs and fits your budget.

How Tempur-Pedic Mattresses Work

Tempur-Pedic foam mattresses continue to be the leading consumer choice over other brands and types of memory foam mattresses, so much so that in 2017, renowned global market research company J.D. Power awarded Tempur-Pedic mattresses its highest overall customer satisfaction rating in terms of comfort, support and price. Stop by a Sit ’n Sleep mattress superstore, lie down on a Tempur-Pedic mattress for a few minutes and you’ll understand why.

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Six Queen Mattresses for Under $850

Six Queen Mattresses for $850

We’ve all seen or heard ads touting queen size mattresses for sale at $850 or less. Chances are, however, that companies running the ads offer only a single brand and model mattress at this price. As is true of most things in life, there’s no such thing as “one size fits all” in the mattress world. Some factors to consider before purchasing a mattress include your preferred sleeping position, body size and weight, back or neck pain, allergies and other health issues.
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All About Innerspring Mattress Coils

All About Innerspring Mattress Coils

Because they are affordable, offer various support options, are readily available and easy to transport, innerspring mattresses are the most popular type of mattress sold today. If you’re planning to buy an innerspring mattress, you’ll need to know about its interior coils before reaching a final decision.

Coil Count

Generally speaking, the higher the coil count, the more support the mattress will provide. If support rather than softness is your priority, focus on the steel inner coils rather than the outer layer materials. When looking at coil count, understand that the coiled steel springs inside the mattress are the components that support the sleeper as their body lie on top of the mattress. The padded upper layer or layers of an innerspring mattress are made from upholstery material, natural fibers, foam or even very small micro coil steel springs; they are what add cushion and comfort to the mattress.

Innerspring mattresses typically contain anywhere between 250 and 1,000 coils. Try to avoid mattresses with low coil counts. As a guideline, the minimum number of interior coils you should look for in a full mattress is 300, 375 for a queen mattress and at least 450 coils for a king size mattress.

Coil Design

More important than the number of coils in an innerspring mattress is the manner in which the coils are constructed. The design of the coil determines the mattress’ response range, which is the change in firmness as the springs are compressed, going first from soft as the mattress adjusts to the body’s contours, then to firm to provide support. Here are the four main categories of innerspring mattress coils:

  • Bonnell coils, which were first used to pad 19th century carriage seats, are the oldest, simplest and most commonly found coil support system. Being less expensive to make than other coil systems, Bonnell coils are usually found in mattresses in the lower to mid-price ranges.
  • Offset coils have flattened tops and bottoms that give them an hourglass shape. The flattened portions are joined together with spiral-like helical wires, giving them a hinged effect that allows the mattress to conform to the body’s natural contours. Sturdy and stable, offset coils are often found in higher end innerspring mattresses, including Sealy Posturepedic
  • Continuous coils are head-to-toe rows of s-shaped springs formed from a single steel wire hinged in a manner similar to offset coils. Often found in Serta and Kingsdown mattresses, interlinked continuous coils provide a consistently stable and durable sleep support system.
  • Pocket coils, which are also known as Marshall coils, are barrel-shaped, thin-gauge steel coils individually encased in fabric coverings. Pocket coils make the mattress firmer, while still separating motion between sleepers on opposite sides of the bed. Because pocket coil support systems are more costly to produce than other coil system types, they’re most often found in higher-end mattresses.

Coil Construction

In addition to the gauge, number and type of coils, it’s also important to find out whether the coils are tempered. Because tempered coils have been repeatedly heated and cooled to solidify their shape, they’re sturdier than non-tempered coils, and are a good choice for larger bodied individuals and persons who need or prefer firm support.

The number of working turns in each coil, which is a measurement of how tightly each coil is wound, is also important. The greater number of working turns, the softer and more durable the mattress will be, since the body’s weight will be more evenly distributed by the springs.

When shopping for an innerspring mattress, be sure to also check the gauge of the steel coils used in its construction. Coil gauges are measurements of their thickness, which in mattresses is usually between 12 and 15. Higher measurements indicate that the coils are thinner and will have a softer mattress feel, while lower gauge coils offer greater firmness and support.

Buying an Innerspring Mattress

If you enjoy sleeping on a bed with a high “bounce factor” but dislike a mattress with a “sinking in” feeling, or if you appreciate a bed with good perimeter support, an innerspring mattress from Sit ‘n Sleep might be right for you. The best way to find out is to visit one of our 38 conveniently located Southern California outlets and spend a few minutes physically testing the various brands and coil types. We’re open seven days a week. Our friendly and knowledgeable Sleep Consultants are always on duty to answer your questions and help you choose the innerspring mattress that’s best for your unique sleeping situation.

Sleep Better on an Adjustable Bed

Sleep Better on an Adjustable Bed

Adjustable beds are no longer found just in hospitals or convalescent facilities. Increasing numbers of both couples and single people are discovering that lifestyle options made possible by adjustable beds can add a whole new dimension to everyday living. These motorized, multi-hinged platforms have transformed bedrooms into more than just the parts of homes that were once reserved primarily for sleeping.

Unlike conventional sleeping platforms, adjustable beds, which are available in all standard mattress sizes from twin to California King, allow the sleeper or sleepers to independently raise or lower the mattress’s head and foot at the push of a button for optimum sleeping comfort. The bed’s height can also be adjusted to make getting in and out of bed easier.

The mattress industry has been actively promoting adjustable beds through advertising campaigns, designed to make consumers aware of the added comfort and lifestyle options they provide when compared to conventional beds. Each of Sit ‘n Sleep’s conveniently located Southern California sleep centers carries a full selection of adjustable bed platforms at prices to fit every budget. In addition to our proprietary Sit ‘n Sleep line, we also carry adjustable beds from several well-known manufacturers, including Serta, Sherwood Tempur and Beautyrest.

Comfort and Convenience of Adjustable Beds

Adjustable beds are much more than a bed for sleeping. Here are some benefits you will enjoy when introducing an adjustable bed to your home:

Watching Television – Adjust the bed to raise the head, neck and shoulders to a comfortable, semi-upright position for enjoying your favorite TV show or binge-watch a hit series. With an adjustable bed, there’s no longer the need to double over or stack pillows for support. There’s also no need to endure the pain of a stiff neck or backache resulting from the head and neck leaning against a headboard at an unnatural angle. The lower legs and feet can be independently lifted or lowered to a position that’s the most comfortable.

Surf the Web in Comfort – Motorized adjustable beds allow you to find a comfortable, ergonomically correct position at the push of a button on a wired or wireless adjustable bed remote. Catch up on work, shop for bargains online, play games or enjoy your favorite hobby, all from the comfort and privacy of your bedroom.

Enjoy Sound, Relaxing Sleep – The number of possible sleeping positions adjustable beds can provide are virtually limitless. You’ll quickly discover the right height, degree of incline and the amount the head or feet need to be raised or lowered to provide relaxing, uninterrupted sleep night after night.

Great for Sleeping with a Partner – Is your partner ready to sleep, but you’re still wide awake watching a show or working on your laptop? No Problem! With a divided, or split-base King or California King bed such as a TEMPUR Up Foundation, he or she can lower his or her side of the bed to a comfortable position and drift off to sleep while you continue to work away. When you’re ready to call it a night, adjust your side of the bed to your preferred sleeping position without disturbing your partner.

Health Benefits of Adjustable Beds

Adjustable frame beds provide relief for sufferers from a multitude of ailments, including neck and spinal disorders, heartburn and acid reflux, respiratory diseases and circulatory problems. Adjustable beds offer the ability to raise your head, neck and shoulders to a comfortable position, give spinal support exactly where it’s needed and elevate your legs and feet. What once were sleepless nights spent tossing and turning and awakening each morning with back or neck pain become nights of sound, uninterrupted sleep that leaves you relaxed and refreshed come morning.

Buying an Adjustable Bed

Sit ‘n Sleep has a huge selection of adjustable beds. Visit one of our 38 sleep centers conveniently located throughout Southern California and speak with one of our highly trained Sleep Consultants who’ll help you find the right adjustable bed and mattress combination for your unique situation. Our huge inventory, low price guarantee, free local delivery and financing options make Sit ‘n Sleep the right choice for all your sleeping needs.

Sleep On A Luxury Mattress For Unparalleled Comfort

luxury mattress

Been considering buying a luxury mattress but think they’re too expensive? Think again!

Sit ‘n Sleep makes it easy to get a great night’s rest on a top quality, luxurious mattress without breaking the bank paying expensive mattress prices. As a major supplier of high-end mattresses and accessories, each of our 39 Sleep Superstores conveniently located throughout Southern California carries a full line of name brand luxury beds, mattresses and accessories for sale at substantially discounted prices. Available in all sizes ranging from Standard Twin to California King and comfort levels from Cushion Firm to Ultra Plush, Sit ‘n Sleep has a luxury mattress in the right size and level of comfort to accommodate virtually any sleeper or sleep situation.

What Makes a Mattress Luxurious?

Selecting a conventional mattress is a relatively straightforward and easy task. Many people, however, find that shopping for a high end, luxury mattress can be much more complicated and possibly even intimidating.

There are several factors other than price to take into consideration when shopping for a luxury mattress, including the mattress’s material, type of construction and quality of workmanship. This is where Sit ‘n Sleep’s professional Sleep Consultants come in. They’ll be pleased to help you navigate your way through the selection process, taking the mystery out of shopping for a luxurious mattress while saving you both time and money.

Our experienced Sleep Consultants are available seven days a week to answer your questions, address your concerns and assist you with testing various luxury mattresses at each of our outlets. Sit ‘n Sleep’s Consultants will point out and explain the various features of each luxury mattress we sell, and if requested, will offer honest and unbiased recommendations as to the ideal luxury mattress for your unique sleeping situation.

Luxury mattresses are painstakingly constructed from state-of-the-art materials for the ultimate in comfort, support and a truly restful night’s sleep. Sit ‘n Sleep offers an extensive selection of luxury mattresses from well-known manufacturers such as Tempur-Pedic, Stearns & Foster and Beautyrest.

Reasons for Investing in a Luxury Mattress

As the name implies, a luxury mattress offers a luxurious, more comfortable sleeping experience than a conventional mattress. Available in a full range of softness and firmness levels, a luxury mattress correctly matched with the individual sleeper’s needs will improve his or her quality of sleep, such as providing relief for back pain sufferers by helping to properly align and support the spine, neck and shoulders.

Luxury mattresses are constructed from the finest materials available, which under most circumstances will extend their useful life, particularly if they are paired with one of Sit ‘n Sleeps quality mattress protectors. Luxury mattresses are often also hypoallergenic, which is a feature greatly appreciated by asthmatics and allergy sufferers.

Start enjoying the same level of comfort and restful sleep at home as you might experience while vacationing at a five-star hotel or world-class resort. After all, one-third of life is spent sleeping, so why not treat yourself to the best and experience truly luxurious sleep in your own bedroom? You deserve it.

Choosing a Luxury Mattress

Being at the upper end of the spectrum, luxury mattress choices initially seem somewhat limited when compared to conventional mattresses. Sit ‘n Sleep Mattress Superstores, however, have an extensive inventory of luxury mattress choices sure to include one that’s just right for virtually every sleep situation. Our inventory of luxury mattresses is updated frequently to ensure Sit ‘n Sleep customers always have access to the perfect luxury mattress at the best possible price.

Luxury mattresses are normally made from the same materials as conventional mattresses  – the difference is the quality of the materials used in the components and the careful construction of the mattress itself. Here are most common types of luxury mattresses:

  • Memory Foam – The viscous polyurethane foam evenly distributes the body’s weight, providing support that relieves pressures that cause morning aches and pains
  • Latex – Hypoallergenic, anti-microbial and resistant to dust mites, latex mattresses also “breath” to help wick away body moisture. Made from either natural or synthetic rubber, latex lasts longer than polyurethane under normal conditions
  • Hybrids – Innerspring mattresses combined with latex, memory foam or similar materials
  • Memory Foam plus Latex – Mattresses constructed with layers of memory foam and latex

A visit to a nearby Sit ‘n Sleep outlet will give you an opportunity to physically test and experience the various luxury mattress comfort levels and construction types.

If you’ve decided a Luxury Mattress is right for you, but don’t feel it’s within your budget right now, no worries! Apply for special financing through Synchrony Financial (subject to credit approval) either in the store or by telephone at 800-908-0354, and receive an instant decision. Bring your approval to any Sit ‘n Sleep outlet, speak with a Sleep Consultant, purchase your Luxury Mattress and get ready to start enjoying the most luxurious, restful sleep you’ve ever experienced.

Best Beds for College Students

Whether you’re a freshman away at school for the first time, a returning upper classman or a graduate student, a sound night’s sleep is essential to good health and academic performance. Sleeping well starts with choosing the right mattress size, construction type and underlying support system.

Living on Campus

Beds in most college dormitories and fraternity and sorority houses are usually twin or twin XL size, topped with thin, lumpy and generally uncomfortable mattresses. Even worse is stopping to think about how many people before you have slept on that same mattress and how much mold, bacteria, perspiration, body oil, bodily fluids and accidental spills it may have absorbed over the years.

Most schools prohibit students from supplying their own dorm room mattresses, but there are still measures you can take to help you sleep better. A cushioned mattress topper will add support and comfort to an old, sagging mattress. Adding a protective mattress cover will help contain allergens, dust mites, bed bugs and other unwanted creatures that may have accumulated inside the mattress. Color coordinated sheets, pillowcases, pillow shams and a comforter or duvet will help brighten both the room and your spirits.

Beds and Mattresses for Living off Campus

Off campus living often means renting an unfurnished room that needs a bed, bedding and mattress. Unless it’s a large bedroom, Twins or Twin XL beds with matching mattresses and supports are recommended, since they take up less floor space.

A Standard Twin Mattress size is 38” by 75” long, and is intended primarily for children and smaller bodied people less than 5’ 5” tall. A better choice for average and taller sized persons or young students who are still growing is a Twin XL bed and mattress combination. Twin XL mattresses have the same 38” width as a Standard Twin, but are a full five inches longer, and at 80” are the same length as a Queen mattress. If the bedroom is large enough, a 54” wide by 75” long Full mattress or a 53” by 80” Full XL mattress is also an option.

Mattress Types

A good night’s sleep starts with choosing the right mattress. Things to consider when shopping for a mattress include your height, weight, body type, history of allergies, back, neck or shoulder pain, if any, and your preferred sleeping position. Here’s basic information on some of the most popular twin mattress types available at all Sit ‘n Sleep Mattress Superstores:

  • – Firm and Extra Firm Mattresses offer sleepers the most support, and are usually preferred by people with back and neck problems. Firm mattresses help keep the spine properly aligned during sleep, which relaxes the back muscles and lessens lower back pain. A mattress that’s too firm, however, may actually cause back pain or worsen an existing condition.

A firm mattress evenly distributes the body’s weight, and since the sleeper’s skeletal system bears most of the pressure, blood flow and circulation are improved. Because of the extra support they provide, stomach sleepers tend to choose firm mattresses, as do people with circulatory problems.

  • – Cushion Firm mattresses, which are also called Pillow Top mattresses, are firm mattresses topped with a layer of soft, cushiony material. They’re the choice of people who need some support but find firm mattresses uncomfortable. A Cushion Firm mattress provides the sleeper with a balance of softness, support and comfort.
  • – Plush mattresses combine the best of Firm, Extra Firm and Cushion Firm mattresses. The cushioned top layer conforms to the body’s natural contours while still adequately supporting the neck, shoulder, back and arms. Offering a soft sleeping surface along with some degree of support, people who sleep on their sides or backs often choose Plush mattresses. Stomach sleepers, however, might find they need more spinal support than Plush mattresses provide.
  • – Ultra Plush mattresses offer an ideal balance of comfort, softness and support. Also called Super Plush or Extra Plush, they’re the most luxurious mattress type available. Preferred by restless sleepers who toss and turn during the night as well as those who sleep on their sides, Ultra Plush mattresses help keep the sleeper’s spine properly aligned while the top layer gently cushions the shoulder and hip. Stomach sleepers, however, tend to choose firmer mattresses to keep the spine from sagging and help prevent waking up with a backache.

Mattress Construction Types

  • – Innerspring mattresses are support systems consisting of a series of steel spring coils that evenly distribute the sleeper’s weight, and are the most popular of all mattress construction types. Depending upon the shape, number and thickness of the coils, they’re usually the least expensive mattress type, which not surprisingly make them popular among college students and young adults.
  • – Memory Foam mattresses are made from a viscous polyurethane foam that provides the support needed to help alleviate neck and back pain. Reacting to the sleeper’s body heat generated, memory foam mattresses mold naturally to the body’s curves, but return to their original shape once the weight is removed. Originally developed for NASA, memory foam mattresses are frequently recommended by physicians, physical therapists and chiropractors for patients with chronic back, neck or shoulder pain.
  • – Gel Foam mattresses are memory foam mattresses that have been infused with gel for extra comfort and support. The gel is either evenly distributed throughout the body of the mattress or in single top layer.
  • – Latex mattresses are made from either synthetic or natural rubber. They’re anti-microbial, hypoallergenic and resistant to dust mites, making them good choices for students with allergies. Under normal conditions, latex mattresses will outlast their polyurethane counterparts.
  • – Hybrid mattresses are innerspring combined with top layers of memory foam, latex or similar synthetic materials. Hybrid mattresses are less expensive than memory foam or latex mattresses, although they provide comparable and support.

Mattress Supports and Bed Frames

Today’s one-sided mattresses don’t require box spring platforms, so choosing a one-sided twin mattress can help stretch a college student’s budget.

The alternatives to box spring supports are platform beds and foundations. Of the three systems, platform beds are the most versatile. They’re low, one-piece frames with wooden slats that support the mattress, which eliminates the need for either a box spring or foundation. Platform beds are sturdy enough to accommodate all mattress construction types, and their flat, solid surfaces provide the most support and comfort when used with foam and gel foam mattresses.

Foundation systems support the mattress, but unlike box springs or platforms, they neither distribute the sleeper’s weight nor absorb motion. Because of the growing popularity of foam and memory foam mattresses, many people today prefer foundations over both box spring and platform systems.

Choosing a College Student’s Sleep System

The key to sleeping better is correctly matching the mattress to the support system, which is where Sit ‘n Sleep’s friendly and knowledgeable Sleep Consultants can help. They’ll answer your questions and point out the pros and cons of each system to help you choose the mattress size, type and support combination that most closely meets your needs and fits your budget.

Twin mattresses prices vary, depending upon brand and model, so be on the lookout for one of Sit ‘n Sleep’s frequent twin mattress sales. Our huge selection of quality twin mattresses for sale are from well-known manufacturers such as Aireloom, Sherwood, Sealy, Tempur-Pedic, Serta and more. All 38 Southern California Sit ‘n Sleep locations are open seven days a week. Come by and test the various combinations of mattress sizes, types and support systems, and you’ll soon be sleeping well throughout the school year.